About CSE

One step away from joining a journey of wealth and value

Promising growth potential at the exchange

Strong current market position
$ 22bn market cap with 287 companies | ~28% market cap to GDP | 21% foreign equity holding by value

Growing capital market
Attractive index returns: 39.7% growth in benchmark ASPI in 2021; |highest turnover velocity at 33.4% as of Sep 2021 | Ease of entry with low P/E ratio: 11.5* Sri Lanka | Higher dividend yield: 2.8% compared to emerging markets in South Asia

Record-breaking profitability amidst a global pandemic
Widening investor base backed by wide-scale digitization: 39% increase in new investor registrations in 2021 | Significant capital raising interest: Highest number of Equity IPO | Highest ASPI/Market Cap and Annual Turnover Recorded in 2021

Stockbroker network of 15 members and 13 Trading members

287 Listed companies Across 19 Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) industry groups

150+ Stock Exchange Employees

Diversified pool of over 700,000 individual and institutional investors

Evolving product expansion initiatives

Implementation of the Delivery Versus Payments (DVP) clearing & settlement mechanism for Equity trading and settlement in 2021

Introduction of OTC Platform for REPO Transactions in 2021

Facilitating Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Enabling Local companies to list foreign currency denominated shares

Hyper-Leap to the Future

CSE and SEC together launched and industry-wide digitization initiative to provide 24/7 access and convenience for investors and the facilitation of fully remote functioning of all stock market operations for the first time in history.

The wealth of exclusive features of the CSE Mobile Appinclude:

  • Digital Onboarding of investors using biometric security and digital signatures
  • EKYC Process
  • Online validation of identity through the Department for Registration of Persons (DRP)
  • Same day CDS Account Opening Facility
  • Conversion of paper based operations to electronic format based market operations

As at 30-Sep-2021